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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Alstead is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 1,847. Alstead is in Cheshire County. Living in Alstead offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Alstead and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Alstead are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$198,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$762
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    52.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    0
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Alstead

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,097
National
$55,322
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Alstead Reviews

3 reviews
Local business is limited- a small general store, Orchard Hill Bakery, gun shop, Kirby Q BBQ restaurant, and a local artisan shop. The shining point of the town is the beautiful Shedd-Porter Public Library (built in 1910). Very safe town of friendly families, most of which have resided in Alstead for generations. A 30-minute drive from multiple larger towns with good employment opportunities/more activities (Keene NH, Brattleboro VT, Putney VT, Bellows Falls VT).
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The economy and laws now are making it extremely difficult for locally-owned, or small businesses. This leaves the average person in my community without or searching for a job.
Local business can be quite small, but everyone knows everyone and are for the most part friendly.